Strolling through the Yoshiwara, 1856

by Kunisato (died 1858)

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Strolling through the Yoshiwara, 1856 by Kunisato (died 1858)

Original Kunisato (died 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Strolling through the Yoshiwara, 1856

Comments - Lovely image of courtesans strolling through the Yoshiwara on a spring day. In the center, a servant holds a large umbrella above an oiran or high-ranking courtesan, who is flanked by her two kamuro or child apprentices. Her black obi features turtles with long moss growing from their shells, a symbol of longevity. The beauty at right pauses to look back at her, her own obi decorated with a fierce dragon and swirling clouds. The cherry trees are covered with pink blossoms, and yellow yamabuki or mountain roses grow inside the fenced garden in the center of the boulevard. A lovely design, nicely composed and detailed with fine bokashi shading in the background, light embossing on the cherry blossoms, and burnishing on the black obi and geta clogs in the center panel.

Artist - Kunisato (died 1858)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 30 1/4"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Please see photos for details.

Strolling through the Yoshiwara, 1856 by Kunisato (died 1858)
Strolling through the Yoshiwara, 1856 by Kunisato (died 1858)

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